Cathedral Peak and Lake
Cathedral Peak and Lake by Ansel Adams
 
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This beautiful black and white photograph is hand made from Ansel Adams' original negative, and available exclusively from the family-owned Ansel Adams Gallery. This is as close to an Ansel Adams original photograph as most people can purchase, and it is spectacular
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Ansel Adams made this image in 1938 during an outing with friends, notably Georgia O'Keeffe and David McAlpin, in the Yosemite backcountry with a 3" x 4" camera. Though the granite bowl and soaring peak are classic archetypes of the remote high sierra, Cathedral Lake lies only four miles from an easily accessible trailhead at Tuolomne Meadows.

As was Adams' habit, he meticulously noted the exposure and developing of “ Cathedral Peak and Lake ,” but did not record the date. Adams remarks on his habit in "Examples, The Making of 40 Photographs:"

"Because of my unfortunate disregard for the dates of my negatives I have caused considerable dismay among photographic historians, students, and museums -- to say nothing of the trouble it has caused me."

Adams made a portfolio of the outing for each member of the outing, the inclusion of this photograph means that it was made no later than 1938. It may have been made earlier, as Ansel would sometimes include strong photographs of the areas a group visited, particularly if conditions were not so good during the trip.

" Cathedral Peak and Lake " appeared "Portfolio IV, What Majestic Word," published by the Sierra Club in 1963 with an inaccurate 1960 date stamp. The image also appears in Yosemite and The Portfolios of Ansel Adams

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5 of 5 Addition to my photo collection November 11, 2019
Reviewer: Mark Gardner from Anacortes, WA United States  
This print looks great on my wall, hanging with other prints in my photo collection.

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5 of 5 An excellent Print April 5, 2019
Reviewer: Chirale Srl C5 from Roma, RM Italy  
We are very satisfied.

An astonishing print, very well packed, shipped on time. THE ANSEL ADAMS GALLERY We are so happy to hear all went well. We have had some issues shipping to Italy and are glad all went well.

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5 of 5 Yosemite Special Edition Photographs March 5, 2019
Reviewer: John Butler from Draper, UT United States  
We have come to love these handmade beauties. The detail that comes from large format negatives and quality printing is just spectacular!

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5 of 5 December 9, 2017
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4 of 5 Cathedral Peak and Lake SE print September 23, 2017
Reviewer: Roger Bennett from Lake Forest, CA United States  
Image is fine, no defects, came packaged safely.

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